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View Poll Results: How many cookbooks do you own?
1-10 9 20.00%
11-25 11 24.44%
26-50 10 22.22%
51-100 2 4.44%
more than 100! 13 28.89%
Are you kidding me? What's a cookbook? 0 0%
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Old 09-17-2008, 10:17 AM
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How many cookbooks do you own?

I love cookbooks! I love to sit down and read them as you would a novel.

I probably have around 50 if I count all of the church/community books that I have. I'm always on the lookout for more!

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Old 09-17-2008, 10:40 AM
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LOL..I too have lots of cookbooks,,but funny after over 25 yrs of cooking meals etc,,,I rarely ever touch them anymore,,,my girls keep saying how can you make that Mom without a recipe,,,I laugh and say it is all in my head, and thats why whenever I make something it is a little different from last time,,always keeps it interesting
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Old 09-17-2008, 11:02 AM
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I have a ton of cookbooks. My faves are the church/community ones. I have some of those from several communities in Alaska which I bought when I was there. Friends have sent me some from Texas and MI and Canada. Also have some from New Orleans, St. Louis, St.Paul.
Many from around WI. Have some that my mother had when I was a child.

I do like Betty Crocker and Taste of Home cookbooks.

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Old 09-17-2008, 01:39 PM
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I have lots too but think it is pushing a 100 and I keep getting more. Some of mine were Mom's and a couple were my beloved G-Mom's. I keep buying more too lol. Well Steven needs to do something on here to print out cause his puter is on the blink plus no printer. Oh I love the church/community ones the best too
I will take what I am served knowing someone out there is being served MUCH less
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Old 09-17-2008, 06:20 PM
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I definitely have over 100 cookbooks. I could read them like novels!

But I don't generally use them to "cook" from but more to get ideas.
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Old 09-17-2008, 07:00 PM
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Well not real sure how many I have maybe over 50. I love cookbooks and I also have a ton of recipes from here and everywhere else.
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Old 09-17-2008, 08:44 PM
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I don't always go exactly by the recipe generally change a thing or two sometimes because I have a diff bean than it calls for or like in case of garbanzos I don't like them so I switch. I also have LOTS of recipes that I have gotten off FC and other places online. Lots of notebooks full plus 2 sets of plastic drawers 3 each that I have started putting ones I want to try now and if we like it then it goes into regular binder or tossed.
I will take what I am served knowing someone out there is being served MUCH less
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Old 09-17-2008, 09:14 PM
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I have quite a collection myself like seleach alot of mine are church and communty cookbooks.It seams like I buy a new one every year.But I hardly ever use them,just love collecting them.
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Old 09-18-2008, 07:32 AM
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I probably have about 50 rounded off! My favorites are also the church cookbooks. My mom used to buy 2, one for me and one for her wherever she went and they were sold! My late Gran used to send off for the ones from all over, Betty Crocker, Birdseye, General Mills, Jello, I have those as well. I can sit thru and browse for a couple of hours!

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Old 09-18-2008, 08:04 AM
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MyMom did the same thing Lisa I was not counting those thin little ones Jello etc so counting all those I for sure have at least 100.
I go down to where mine are and take some out on patio in back (just out the door from where they are) and read thru' them too maybe not every word. I love my cook books
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